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Humphreys wins Scottish title to boost Curtis Cup hopes

Stoke-by-Nayland's teenage golfing sensation Lily May Humphreys gave her Curtis Cup hopes a boost when she won the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open championship at Royal Troon.

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PROMOTED! Sudbury Rugby Club players and coaching staff pictured at Hampstead after the final whistle   Picture: Robert Waller

Sudbury Rugby Club cruise to promotion play-off victory

Sudbury will be back in London One North next season after a comfortable 37-7 scoreline sealed their promotion in their play-off at Hampstead this afternoon.
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GENTLY DOES IT: Stoke-by-Nayland's Sam Nixon looks to sink a putt during his club's home event

Wet weather fails to deter juniors at Stoke

The wet weather was very much against them preparing the course but the organisers of the Stoke-by-Nayland Junior Golf Open hailed this year’s event as another great success with more than 80 entries across boys and girls.

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Blues manager Ellis is hoping to bow out on a high

Blues manager Ellis is hoping to bow out on a high

Sudbury Rugby Club’s first-team manager Chris Ellis bows out, after three years in the post, on Saturday — and he’s hoping it ends on a high note, writes Ken Watkins.

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RUNNING CLEAR: A Sudbury player darts through to score one of his side's five tries in their EC Plate final success. Picture: Mecha Morton

Sudbury juniors put in a five-star display on the way to lifting Plate

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SELECTION HEADACHE: Ben Scully faces his 'toughest decision'. Picture: Mecha Morton

Scully’s dilemma ahead of play-off

Ben Scully faces what he describes as one of the toughest decisions he has taken as head coach at Sudbury Rugby Club when he selects the squad of 18 for Saturday’s scheduled promotion play-off at Hampstead (3pm).

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TEAM SPIRIT: Sudbury Rugby Club players and staff pictured on England head coach Eddie Jones' visit at the end of last season. The players are now having to try and re-arrange plans to free themselves up for a change in their play-off match  Picture: Don Reekie

Sudbury’s play-off moved to this weekend

Sudbury Rugby Club will now play their promotion play-off a week earlier than they had been led to believe - after their opponents changed following a points deduction made after the weekend’s matches.

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ALL SMILES: Petra Sebestikova receieved her award from Ed Chamberlin and Michael Owen. Picture: Dan Abraham

Award-winning Petra eager to get back in saddle

Behind the glamour, excitement and celebrations of racedays, aside from the trainers and jockeys there is a legion of stable and stud staff which make it all happen.

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CHAMP: David Egan

Egan keen to follow family’s lead

When it comes to horses, thoroughbred racing is all about bloodlines but lineage can be just as important to the human athletes involved in the sport and Newmarket-based champion apprentice David Egan can boast a right royal racing pedigree.

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NO LETTING UP: George Scott

Scott aiming for plenty more in 2018

Twenty-three winners and a strike rate of 20 per cent in 2017 - it is fair to say that George Scott was extremely satisfied with what was just his second season since going solo in the training ranks.

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LEADING PACK: Haverhill Running Club's Michael Gilbert (far right) went on to be the eventual overall winner of the Sudbury Fun Run. Picture: Andy Howes

Cowlin gives Joggers something to cheer about

Sudbury Joggers’ Lucy Cowlin clocked the fastest time of any 18-39 years female in 2018’s record-breaking Sudbury Fun Run.

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CRUISING: Austin Beckett gets a clear run to the try line during their 45-0 home success over second-from-bottom Epping Upper Clapton on Saturday. Picture: Mecha Morton

Sudbury sign off on home soil with a whitewash win

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POSITIVE END: Harleston Magpies I got the better of Bedford I on the final day of the season

Ladies complete campaign with entertaining victory

INVESTEC WOMEN’S

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TALENTED: Jack Wiffen

England spot for Sudbury star Jack

Jack Wiffen will become the first Sudbury ABC member to join up with a national coaching set-up when he steps into Tamworth Boxing Club this weekend.

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EXCITING TIMES: ITV's Ed Chamberlin. Picture: Racing Post

Q & A: ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin

Ed Chamberlin is the frontman of ITV’s racing coverage, having joined the broadcaster early in 2017 following a 16-year period presenting football for Sky Sports.

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TOGETHER: Sudbury Rugby team huddle as they plan their next step. Picture: Mecha Morton

Race for home play-off going to the wire

Sudbury Rugby Club’s hopes of hosting the promotion play-off are in their own hands, though to make sure it looks like they will have to beat the champions on their own patch on Saturday.

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RECORD TURN-OUT: Action from the Sudbury Fun Run

Joggers help put on a record fun run

The Sudbury Fun Run saw, for the first time, more than 500 runners along the five miles around Sudbury and Great Cornard, with Sudbury Joggers having 24 members participate and many more assisting to help the event run smoothly.

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GOOD PROGRESS: Katherine Rednall has done well in her first ever major competition for her country, winning three and losing one of her opening round robin matches

Stowmarket's Katherine Rednall in Commonwealth Games action

Bowls star Katherine Rednall has begun her first ever venture in the Commonwealth Games, as she continues her group stage battles in the Gold Coast tonight.
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UP-AND-COMING: Jake Roper (left) and Archie Gunton are among the young stars looking to shine on Sunday    Picture: Roger Chaplin

Hot competition for Sudbury’s champs

This coming Sunday sees the first round of the popular Dave Barkshire Two-Man Enduro Championship staged by Sudbury Motorcycle Club at Foxborough Quarry, Sible Hedingham.

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Hayles claims a top six spot in Colchester Half

Hayles claims a top six spot in Colchester Half

After the Beast from the East got the better of races over the country last week, the Sudbury Joggers were truly out in force this weekend with 47 in the Colchester Half Marathon alone.

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